„Spotlight Heritage Timișoara – European Capital of Culture 2023. International Digital Culture & Spotlight Heritage Timisoara Festival in London, with XR Demonstrations" invites you to discover Timișoara, Romania on Sunday, September 10th, 2023, 11:00 - 17:00 at the artsdepot in London.
During the XR demonstrations, the participants will have the opportunity to interact with a complex real-virtual world, by using the latest generation digital technologies that showcase landmarks of Timisoara and to virtually walk the streets of the city, visit and learn about the most famous monuments, without leaving London.
On the occasion of Timisoara 2023 European Capital of Culture, the artsdepot London, the Politehnica University of Timisoara, with the support of the Timisoara 2023 European Capital of Culture Association and the National Museum of Banat invites you to the International Digital Culture & Spotlight Heritage Timisoara Festival in London, 10 September 2023, between 11:00 - 17:00 at the artsdepot in London (5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London, N12 0GA).
„Spotlight Heritage Timisoara digital culture concept and 2019-2023 actions” presentation will be delivered by Dr. Diana Andone, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania on Sunday 10 September 2023, at 14:00 at the Apthorp Gallery in Artsdepot in London, showcasing the crossover between culture and heritage practices and digital technology, with a particular focus on the educational and community impact.
Spotlight Heritage Timișoara is a digital cultural initiative of the Politehnica University of Timișoara in partnership with the National Museum of Banat, overlapping heritage in digital and physical formats. Spotlight Heritage Timisoara increases the interest of the wider public in Timișoara’s historical neighborhoods, marginal and neglected, by using guided tours and digital storytelling to empower locals and tourists to see, hear, feel, act, co-create, and internalize the city. It is also a model of digital culture heritage crowdsourced participatory city telling to empower citizens and tourists to turn their technological appetite into culture.
The project mixes personal memories, past and present, with historical and architectural data by digitally overlapping the intangible heritage from books, memories, oral stories, and art as five women guide our project each year. The digital and physical itineraries divulge their stories through multiple layers: a museum exhibition, streets exhibition, an online website, mobile apps, an augmented reality app, a virtual reality application (history & heritage), a mixed reality holographic application with 3D heritage artifacts, SH Culture App (an augmented reality for heritage & panoramic views of Timișoara), SH cultural NFTs, applications, International Spotlight Heritage Student Contest, International Digital Culture & Spotlight Heritage Festival & Talks, theatre & dance happenings, digital installations, mediated and virtual tours, and a final catalogue.
The digital components of the project are accessible online at https://spotlight-timisoara.eu/ and via mobile apps that can be downloaded from Android and Apple stores or by searching "Spotlight Heritage Timisoara"